Pink: The Discography Rate ∞ WINNER!

Perfectly fine with these two being gone as they're among my lowest scores. And yeah, I definitely read somewhere that Hooker is about Linda, not Xtina. But it's still some of the worst lyrics in her catalog.
Ready...?
Setting the World on Fire
Just Like Fire
Raise Your Glass
Dear Mr. President
Nobody Knows
True Love
God Is a DJ
"Can We Pretend" and "A Million Dreams" if they count as singles, too.

Oops, I mentioned more than five songs.
I like to love all of these.
Dear Mr. President is a career highlight and should make top 10.
 
The songs I listed were just the singles that I like less than "Waterfall", there are way more album tracks and B-sides I would like to leave next.

As for "Dear Mr. President", I was never too keen on the song melody, but the lyrics are beautiful (looking at its score now, I think that I slightly underscored that song).
 
Waterfalls exists I guess. I don't even remember what it sounds like, but I gave it a 6, so there are a few others songs I would have liked to see eliminated first.
 
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138. Misery
Average score: 5.36
Highest score: 10x2 (@Sprockrooster, @Laurence)
Lowest score: 1x2 (@Sideout, @Hurricane Drunk )
My score: 8.5

Misandry strikes again it seems! Kii, I actually think 'Misery' is a really strong song with vocals that are still amongst her very best. Do we talk about Tyler? I guess he's fine, I don't really suffer from knowing much about him but it helps to the authentic rock persona this is going for. It's a slow jam but it's just an assault of guitars and wailing vocals and pure DRAMA - for that, I live. I don't think this really works without Tyler, because he does ground it a little, but it's definitely a precursor to the eventual successor Try This.

Imagine the label hearing this for the first time after manipulating her into being an R&B goddess for such a long time. I kind of see this as one of the hearts of M!ssundaztood because it occupies that world so, so strongly and seems like the antithesis to absolutely everything on Can't Take Me Home. A shame that it's fallen so low, but nobody really seemed to have much time for it with scores mostly landing around the 5 mark, then quite a few people tanking it.

Commentary corner:
@Laurence: (10) This started out sublime? What a nice surprise. And I loved this track. Wew. Top 10?

@savilizabeths: (9) “I had never heard this before and it’s quite gorgeous. They sound really good together and the vocals are so passionate. I can see how maybe this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it really works for me.”

@Sprockrooster: (10) Miss Tyler should work more with poprock girls. If only he worked with Anastacia.

@rick: (8) I’m probably in the minority but I really like this. Wonder how many people will make the obvious joke. I’ll guess....

@abael: (4) A weird yet still boring song. Think about Kathy Bates in Misery and the faces she makes on that. Much more interesting than this thing.

@Txetxu: (6.5) Sounds like a Kelly Clarkson "Thankful" era song.

@sapnu puas: (3) the dud of the album

@The Hot Rock: (2) I really hate Steven Tyler, sorry.

@R27: (6) Great vocal but I can't see myself ever searching thos out.

@Verandi: (2) Save me from this misery.

@Maki: (5) This is the perfect example of how to interrupt the flow in the album - it sounds so out of place and had no business on this album. I appreciate that their vocals sound really well together (at times) and the guitar solo, but it turns into a screamfest too quickly. Plus, I’m generally not a fan of more bluesy music. Definitely remained my least favorite track from this album.

@Music Is Life: (7.5) Yeah this is kinda really boring. It’s good, but boring. Wait! The electric guitar just came in, making the song a little less boring and the entire ending is making me give this song half a point higher.

 
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One of my 10's isn't out first? Great!
Perfect elimination, now I have two 5's left as my lowest scores. I remember being excited to hear "Misery" because of Steven Tyler, and then ended up so disappointed. And even though I was hoping that the song will grow on me, it didn't happen.
Definitely the weakest on "M!ssundaztood" and one of her weakest songs in general, so good job, voters!
@Music Is Life what did you score "Misery"?

I'm impressed that the song averages got almost to 5.5 after a few eliminations, maybe there is a little bit of hope for some underrated songs.
 
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One of my 10's isn't out first? Great!
Perfect elimination, now I have two 5's left as my lowest scores. I remember being excited to hear "Misery" because of Steven Tyler, and then ended up so disappointed. And even though I was hoping that the song will grow on me, it didn't happen.
Definitely the weakest on "M!ssundaztood" and one of her weakest songs in general, so good job, voters!
@Music Is Life what did you score "Misery"?

I'm impressed that the song averages got almost to 5.5 after a few eliminations, maybe there is a little bit of hope for some underrated songs.

Accidentally missed Music’s commentary, but I’ve added it in now.

The next song is probably my least favourite in the whole rate!
 
One of my 10's isn't out first? Great!
Perfect elimination, now I have two 5's left as my lowest scores. I remember being excited to hear "Misery" because of Steven Tyler, and then ended up so disappointed. And even though I was hoping that the song will grow on me, it didn't happen.
Definitely the weakest on "M!ssundaztood" and one of her weakest songs in general, so good job, voters!
@Music Is Life what did you score "Misery"?

I'm impressed that the song averages got almost to 5.5 after a few eliminations, maybe there is a little bit of hope for some underrated songs.
I scored it a 7.5. Very happy with this, surprised one of my 10s isn't the first out too.
 
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137. Free
Average score: 5.51
Highest score: 10 (@Sprockrooster)
Lowest score: 2x4 (@Verandi, @Hurricane Drunk, @Sideout, @happiestgirl)
My score: 4

You know, when I was scouring the web for anything similar to this and for pieces of artwork, I stumbled upon a P!nk non-single rate on the infamous ATRL. To my surprise they eventually crowned THIS as the winner. This. Burn ATRL down.

This is probably my least favourite in the rate just because it isn't my kind of thing at all, it's essentially 7 minutes of P!nk pouring her heart out to a typical heavy rock background. Does she sound gorgeous? Absolutely. That kind of raspy Joplin-esque vocal will always be a favourite of mine, but there's almost nothing else to latch on to here... No melody, no hooks, no obvious structure? Just not my thing at all.

Commentary corner:
@Sprockrooster: (10) Well honestly what the fuck. I am absolutely snatched. And disgusted this isn't available on spotify. What a vocal power and amazing sound. There is some rawness to this era I absolutely adore and if only I knew earlier about this track I could see it growing to much love like happened with Last To Know, which has the same edge.

@Maki: (8.6) Probably the P!nk song that grew on me the most. Don’t know why I underestimated this song, it would’ve probably received a 5 had I voted two years ago. It probably went for too long or felt too bluesy for me. But, over time, it just kept growing on me and I ended up loving it. It’s that unpolished studio session jam that I appreciate so much. There isn’t a definite structure of the song, which just makes it more interesting and her raspy vocals really shine on here. It definitely reflects the approach she and Linda had during the “M!ssundaztood” days - get into the studio and get everything off your mind. It just works. All that being said, I don’t consider “Free” one of my favorites from this era, but am happy that I saw the light and beauty in it.

@Music Is Life: (7) This one was weirdly difficult for me to rate. I couldn’t really get a handle on how a felt about it. I eventually decided a 7 would be best for it. It’s nice enough, has great blues-rock production and she serves vocals, but it’s waaaaay too long.

@abael: (6) Pink rocks it out here, but with the rawness comes a couple awkward notes.

@JMRGBY88: (6) A b-side being nearly 7 minutes long?

@Verandi: (2) Live your best Janis life sis. I won't tho.

@P'NutButter: (7) not much of a song or melody, but her performance and vocals deserve the higher mark.

@rick: (3) I’m giving the score for her vocals only. The song itself is dogshit

@R27: (5) I'll be honest, I zoned out of this song half way through.

@savilizabeths: (5) “It just drags on for a really long time. Her vocals sound great and the electric guitar is a real standout but I never really want to listen to this.”









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136. I Have Seen the Rain
Average score: 5.57
Highest score: 10 (@Sprockrooster)
Lowest score: 1 (@Hurricane Drunk)
My score: 4

What can I say that she doesn't already say as an introduction to the song? It's basically a sweet moment of inclusion for her father in a song that kind of shows where P!nk's songwriting talent comes from. I'm not sure whether I actually class it as a P!nk song at all, but I thought I'd include it anyway, mostly because she really does sound gorgeous and it's definitely something she'd record herself.

The lyrics speak for themselves, revisiting her fathers past, and it almost recalls 'My Vietnam' for me - helping me emote with P!nk a little more. For me it's also a natural precursor to what would eventually be the You+Me album (as Maki points out!). I don't ever actively seek this out, but it's a sweet moment of inclusion or whatever.

Commentary corner:

@Sprockrooster: (10) This is making me all sappy every damn time.

@Music Is Life: (8.5) I love her intro to this song, it’s great to hear her talk about this. The song is a cute little folk ditty with her dad. The main issue I have with this is I can hear her dad more than I can hear her, and I’m not happy about that at all. But the song is still pretty good, and it’s a sweet moment for father and daughter.

@Maki: (6) Really cute story behind the song, but I just can't get into it as much as I want to. 'Spend my days searching...' part is my favorite and definitely sounds of something that would appear on "rose.ave." (the whole song would fit there sonically). Lovely harmonization by P!nk, too. Actually, I slightly underestimated the beauty behind this song in the beginning, but my score doesn't change too much.

@R27: (7.75) I feel like this won't do very well, but I hope it lasts for a while because it's really a really solid song with a sweet backstory. I can also see shades of P!nk’s own songwriting in her father’s composition.

@savilizabeths: (8) “Okay, this is very pure. Such a cute idea to include on your album, and hearing her sing with her father just makes me smile. This reminds me of something my best friend would do with her Dad. A really sweet moment.”

@JMRGBY88: (4) I get it, it’s cute but I don’t care for it.

@rick: (3) Hate this too

@abael: (3) Am I a bad person for disliking this song? Anyway, it’s bad.
 
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